John 20: 1-18 Christ is Risen! (Christ is risen indeed, Alleluia!) He is risen indeed, alleluia… And so we gather together today to celebrate The Resurrection of our Lord… Easter Sunday. The day that Jesus rose from the grave following his crucifixion, leaving behind an empty tomb. In the life of the Church, it is … More Easter 2018: So What?
John 12:20-33 Last Sunday evening, I spent about two hours over at the Foltz’ house with Pastor Foltz and Faith, and a number of our young adults, around conversation and of course, around small feast as well. The question that guided our conversation centered around our Lutheran doctrine of Justification… the manner in which we … More To see Jesus
John 2:12-22 Exodus 20:1-17 While the account given to us in today’s Gospel comes from beginning of John, it is the account in our synoptic Gospels that leads to Jesus’ arrest, and then, to his death on the cross. For John, it is the account of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead that secures his … More What does it mean to have a god?
Ash Wednesday 2018 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 If you haven’t yet noticed, in being the church who lives in the world, we come together to usher in the season of Lent on the day our religious calendars mark as Ash Wednesday, on that which our secular calendars mark as the day of love… With this, as … More Ash Wednesday: What’s love got to do with it?
Transfiguration 2018 Mark 9:2-9 So today we celebrate the final day of the season of Epiphany before we enter into the season of Lent. The day our liturgical calendar deems, “The Transfiguration of Our Lord”. Our gospel text for the day, describes those events that regular church goers are all too familiar with. Jesus, along … More A Journey Incomplete
Mark 1: 29-39 Directly following our assigned gospel reading from last week, in which Jesus drives out an unclean spirit from a man possessed in the synagogue, our gospel for this weekend continues in the story of Jesus fighting against that which we could describe as “evil”. From the synagogue, to the home of Simon … More Set Free to Serve
John 1:43-51 When a person senses a call to ministry in the ELCA, one of the first things they are required to do is sit before a board of people made up of members of the Bishop staff, the Bishop, pastors, and lay persons, called the Candidacy Committee in order to “prove” they are an … More Come and See!